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Press Release
September 24, 2007
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Service Improvements Highlight MTA Metro-North's October Schedule Change

Beginning Sunday, October 7 the Hudson, Harlem and New Haven Lines will provide more express service, better weekend and off peak service, additional midday service and Shoppers' Specials for the holiday period. New timetables are available now.

Hudson Line

The weekend 9:33 p.m. departure from Poughkeepsie, which requires a change of trains at Croton-Harmon, will operate as a through train to Grand Central, making a six-minute faster ride to Manhattan.

Harlem Line

Press Release
September 18, 2007
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Hastings Station Gets New Cafe

Hastings Station, a century old, classical brick building, is being leased to long-time Rivertowns resident, Avi Schwartz, who plans to open a cafe.

The waiting room, with its oak benches and wainscoting, iron chandelier and marble baseboards will remain open to the public under the terms of the 10-year lease.

Press Release
September 10, 2007
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A Great Weekend for People with Great Taste: Metro-North's Cheese, Wine and Art Adventure

City slickers can experience a bucolic blast with Metro-North's One Day Getaway available three weekends, Saturdays and Sundays from September 15 through September 30.

Take a Metro-North train through the picturesque Hudson River Valley to the Poughkeepsie train station where you're met by the Dutchess County Farm Fresh Link Shuttle.

First stop is Sprout Creek Farm for artisanal cheese-making by graduates of the Culinary Institute of America. And it's yours to sample and enjoy at their outdoor picnic, complete with local seasonal fare from area farms.

Press Release
September 10, 2007
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Track Work Means Weekday Off-Peak Busing On Port Jervis Line

To accommodate necessary track work, buses will replace four weekday off-peak trains at the Port Jervis Station from Monday, September 17, 2007 to Friday, October 12, 2007.

Customers for the 11:31 a.m. and 1:28 p.m. departures from Port Jervis will be taken by bus to the next stop, Otisville, where they will get on a southbound train.

Northbound trains departing Hoboken at 8:25 a.m. and 9:47 a.m. and Secaucus Junction at 8:35 a.m. and 9:57 a.m. will terminate at Otisville. Customers can transfer to buses at Otisville for the 14-mile trip to the Port Jervis Station.

Press Release
July 26, 2007
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MTA Metro-North Railroad Announces Service Initiatives for 2008

MTA Metro-North Railroad, with its ridership on target to set a new record of 79.5 million rides in 2007, is seeking new ways to improve service for its diverse and growing customer base.

Press Release
July 24, 2007
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For Better Train Service, Buses Take Over as Historic Moodna Viaduct gets Fixed for the Future

One of the engineering marvels in local railroading is the 3,201 foot-long, riveted, open deck girder bridge known as the Moodna Viaduct. First opened for rail traffic in 1909, this viaduct carries one track across Moodna Creek, Route 94 and Otterkill Road. This amazing structure is located next to the Salisbury Mills Station in Orange County and serves Metro-North's Port Jervis Line.

Press Release
July 17, 2007
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Metro-North Progresses West-of-Hudson Transit Access Study

MTA Metro-North Railroad announced plans today to begin an expanded study of transit access in its West-of-Hudson territory and to Stewart International Airport.

"Orange and Rockland counties have experienced unprecedented population and economic growth in the last two decades," said Peter A. Cannito, Metro-North President. "The railroad is looking to the future and anticipating continued growth and demand for improved transportation."

Press Release
July 13, 2007
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Replacement of Bridge Street in Irvington Requires Nighttime Closures

Replacement of the Bridge Street bridge over the Metro-North Railroad tracks in Irvington requires overnight road closures for several weekends this summer beginning July 21.

The bridge, which was built in 1913, will be demolished and rebuilt one half at a time. This $4 million project is scheduled for completion in January 2008.

Press Release
June 19, 2007
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Metro-North is Your Key to Freedom This Independence Day Holiday Tuesday July 3 and Wednesday July 4, 2007

Independence Day falls on a Wednesday this year but that won't stop people from making an early getaway on Tuesday and Metro-North is here to help.

The railroad will operate 10 extra getaway trains between 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. for people leaving work early on Tuesday July 3. In conjunction with this early rush hour, five regularly scheduled late PM peak trains will not operate.

Press Release
June 5, 2007
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MTA Metro-North Railroad Goes Green

MTA Metro-North Railroad received praise from environmentalists on Tuesday for switching to Ultra-Low Sulfur Diesel fuel for its locomotives five years before federal regulations require.

The Federated Conservationists of Westchester County presented the railroad with its Green Seal Award at a ceremony at Croton Point Park on the Hudson River.

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